My dear late mother-in law had a slight German accent and stuff was "shtuff". To her soup was broth and she always admonished me for putting too much shtuff in my soups. I love stuff... not just any stuff...my stuff...my memories and now at this time of my life I want it all around me. I'm took more stuff than the new house could hold and I am gradually finding a spot for everything. It may very well end up looking like this room...
I also find color energizing and uplifting which I must need more than soothing. For years I had always bought all my tableware at thrift stores..... tablecloths, napkins, dishes, placemats, glassware etc. But I have never ever seen a nice set of flatware there. I have two special sets of stainless flatware that I just use for special settings and wash them by hand.
to justify another set until I saw this set. It took me about two seconds to hit the "buy it now!" button.
Of course we rarely entertain now but when this passes I will be ready. These are from Wayfair. In the meantime I will use then for special dinners for just us two... like our 44th anniversary next week,
And to tell you that I am an optimist about this, I bought a beautiful suitcase at the thrift store today. They had a mountain of them with no one traveling.
And speaking of "shtuff" I made risotto for dinner today and I love to fill my risotto with lots of "shtuff". Today I added diced squash, caramelized onions, minced baby kale and roasted red sweet peppers. It was so good.